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Title: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: JBCrabbypants on August 12, 2018, 12:57:42 AM
New Thruxton here...

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Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2018, 01:45:34 AM
Love those bikes!!  So you chose this over the Beemer or did you guys get rid of 1200R?


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: JBCrabbypants on August 12, 2018, 06:14:59 PM
Love those bikes!!  So you chose this over the Beemer or did you guys get rid of 1200R?

We had two BMW's, my wife's R1200R, and my S1000R. I traded-in my S1000R on the Triumph.

With 60 miles on the Thruxton, it's leaking engine oil. I'm trailering it in to the dealership tomorrow morning, hopefully it's a simple warranty fix and the bike won't be unrideable for weeks.


(https://s22.postimg.cc/g07igq50d/IMG_20180812_093958263.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/g07igq50d/)

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Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2018, 06:49:24 PM
Love those bikes!!  So you chose this over the Beemer or did you guys get rid of 1200R?

We had two BMW's, my wife's R1200R, and my S1000R. I traded-in my S1000R on the Triumph.

With 60 miles on the Thruxton, it's leaking engine oil.


Oh no!  I guess it really is a retro bike.  Wish you luck that it's a quick and simple fix.

I didn't even realize you had an S1000R... hard to keep up with you!  Very Happy


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: Yellow Jacket on August 13, 2018, 04:30:23 PM
That oil leak is normal, It's marking it's territory.


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: JBCrabbypants on August 14, 2018, 12:44:48 AM
That oil leak is normal, It's marking it's territory.

I learned (from a Triumph forum) that the leak was not uncommon on new T120 Triumph Bonneville engines, but all it is was a poorly thread-sealed, hex-head oil plug on the lower part of the engine case, both sides. The no-cost remedy was for the mechanic to pull the two oil plugs and do a better job of thread-sealing them than the factory did, then screw them back in, probably took them all of thirty minutes.

So, it's back on the road again, baby-ing in those all-important early break-in miles.

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Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: Greg on August 14, 2018, 06:01:00 AM
Well, that's a relief.


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: redeye on August 14, 2018, 02:24:39 PM
Glad to read the issue was quickly corrected. Another new motorcycle adventure begins.


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: JBCrabbypants on August 14, 2018, 06:56:28 PM
Our area was made for Triumph Thruxtons...

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Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: Murf on August 14, 2018, 09:53:48 PM
I've owned three triumph's in my life.  Old and new.  Never had to change the oil only add oil regularly.  Must be a British metric thing.


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: freak on August 14, 2018, 10:06:33 PM
congrats ! that bike is awesome :)


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: JBCrabbypants on August 15, 2018, 03:51:43 AM
I've owned three triumph's in my life.  Old and new.  Never had to change the oil only add oil regularly.  Must be a British metric thing.

This is my third Triumph. The first was a clapped-out '71 650 Bonneville. It ran, made a LOT of noise, and probably leaked oil, but I don't remember for certain.

The second was a 2002 T100 Bonneville purchased used around 2012 or so with 15,000 miles on it, rode it to 23,000 during the several season's I owned it. It managed to break several spokes in the rear wheel, but that's all that ever went wrong with it, no oil leaks ever.

My current Triumph does not leak oil. It did, but it was easily, and permanently dealt with by the dealership for zero cost to me.


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: AKforza on October 15, 2018, 11:21:41 PM
Had same issue on my Tiger and fixed it myself hasn't leaked a drop since. JB i've got a set of after market crash bars that will fit an 014 Thurxton. brand new If the mounting locations are the same for the newer models your welcome to them. Got shipped to me by mistake. I'm in Hawaii now but will be back in Alaska next month.


Title: Re: 'New' Beemer gone....
Post by: JBCrabbypants on October 16, 2018, 01:25:13 AM
Different engine in a different frame, entirely different motorcycle, almost certainly won't fit a 1200 Thruxton, but thanks anyway.